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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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Address: Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9657 8888
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Description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most...
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history.
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Incredible atmosphere, especially during a T20 or AFL footy game. Doesn't matter where you sit you still get a great view. If you were visiting Melbourne I couldn't recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Incredible atmosphere, especially during a T20 or AFL footy game. Doesn't matter where you sit you still get a great view. If you were visiting Melbourne I couldn't recommend high enough to buy a ticket to AFL and sit through a game at the mighty MCG!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Awesome venue - especially great if you can visit for a game of either cricket or AFL. Even if you don't follow either sport!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

First time ever at cricket ground plus it was Australia / England match. Great experience and atmosphere. The 2nd match we see was India and South Africa It was all blue and flags . The noise was still buzzing in ears__

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Second Largest stadium as per capacity. Huge Stadium with 4 levels on all sides. 86K above was the attendance that day but still very nicely managed. We were sitting at MCC Members area from Gate 6. View was long on & Deep Fine Leg or sweepers area. Inside you will feel a new world. We were sitting at level... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

No trip to Melbourne is complete without witnessing a sporting event at the 'G', home of sport in Australia. With a capacity of more than 100000 persons and Australia's ability to seat fans of opposing sides next to each other without the rioting and aggression of our European cousins this is a must see attraction. Try to get there for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Canada and have had the privilege of experiencing sporting venues across North America, particularly across the United States which boasts some of the world's most prominent sporting facilities. All I can say is that this is, without doubt, one of the best venues I've ever been to. I went to see the India vs. South Africa... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Cricket or Football, Summer or Winter, rain, or shine this is the best venue for sport. It's a massive arena that tests the game being played and provides the best atmosphere, if your lucky enough to be here for Boxing Day, Or an AFL grand Final thats when its at its peak.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fabulous, great event. Great seats, great atmosphere and Australia won !!!!! A tip, sit in the southern stand, nice and shady, no sun. Need more food and drink outlets as queues were long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This was a tour worth remembering for a lifetime for me. One of the 5 must do things for me which I accomplished. The whole history captured at the stadium - the MCG for us a must do for anyone!!! The icing on the cake for me was the India SA match of the world cup that I watched with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Must Visit for all Melbourne Visitors and Specially Cricket Fans They Show u all the parts of the MCG , lots of Cricket history Lots of Photo oppurtunity , Worth Mentioning Photo of Tendulakar and Sir Bradman . English Style Lounges . We also watched World Cup March and The Atmosphere was Electric with seating capacity of 1 Lac it... More 

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